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Narragansett Police Log: September 30, and October 1 and 2, 2012

A Narragansett man is arrested for obstruction after he’s recognized via his sleeve tattoo.

Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Sleeve Tattoo Betrays Identity – Narragansett Man Charged With License Violation, Obstruction

Grant W. Smith, 29, of 99 Pettaquamscutt Lake Road, Narragansett, was arrested at about 11:25 a.m. on Oct. 2 and charged with driving with a suspended license and obstruction. Police said a Fourth Division District Court warrant was also out for his arrest, for missing a court hearing on May 3 for a suspended license charge.

According to police, an officer driving behind a green Dodge pick-up on Boston Neck Road noted several large cracks in the windshield, and a check of the plate number came back as not being active. A traffic stop was made on Pettaquamscutt Lake Road near Sweet Birch Trail.

Police said that when Smith was initially asked for his name, he provided the officer with the name of a relative. However, police said a check of the truck’s history revealed Smith as a previous operator when the registration was active in January 2012.

According to police, the picture on file for Smith from a past arrest matched the man police had pulled over, and not the relative’s name Smith initially gave them. Police noted that from Smith’s previous arrest report, he had a sleeve tattoo on his right arm.

Police said they asked Smith to show them his right arm, at which point the tattoo was revealed, and Smith then gave police his true name. He allegedly told police at this time, “I know I have a warrant and a suspended license.”

According to police, Smith was arrested without incident at this point, and transferred to Fourth Division District Court for arraignment at about 1 p.m.

Massachusetts Man Arrested for Warrant

Arthur J. Stebbins, 43, of 45 Roy St., Whitinsville, MA, was arrested at about 12:57 a.m. on Oct. 1. Police said a Sixth Division District Court warrant was out for his arrest, for an April 28 probation violation for a Pawtucket police charge of shoplifting.

According to police, while conducting a building check at a bank on Woodruff Avenue, they noted a car with two people in it parked near the bank. Police said a background check revealed the warrant for Stebbins, who was a passenger in the car.

Police said Stebbins was arrested without incident, and held for arraignment at court at about 9 a.m.

Party Broken Up on Wolcott Avenue

At about midnight on Sept. 30, police received a report of a loud party at 27 Wolcott Avenue.

According to police, about 75 to 100 people were at the home, with about half of the people on an outdoor deck. Police said the party was cleared quickly and without incident, and that the renters were cooperative.

The tenants were identified as 21-year-olds Katie C. Tansey, Kara A. Hickey, Kelsey R. Joyce and Kari A. Dennis.

Unless otherwise noted, the information for this article was compiled from Narragansett police reports, which are available for review by any member of the public at their headquarters on Caswell Street. If we’re missing a call or report you’re interested in knowing about, feel free to leave a comment or to send Local Editor Stephen Greenwell a message at Stephen.greenwell@patch.com.

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